There are so many talented and amazing  wedding vendors here on the Outer Banks. I do realize the choice might be a bit overwhelming when you are trying to pick best vendors for your wedding.  I am about to narrow down to one vendor for each category that we had a great pleasure to work with and that  have exceeded my  expectations by 100%.


Flowers and Decor

Bells and Whistles at the Flower Field

Bells and Whistles at the flower field bouquetDorothy Morris  and her team have a big vision and a great sense of style when designing for  weddings. Their flower arrangements are outstanding in shape and selection of flowers.  They  rent out  a great variety of vases, lanterns, props and furniture as well as drapery and up lights. The final result exceeds expectations. I personally highly recommend hiring a wedding decorator and a florist to setup for your wedding. Setup and production do take an incredible amount of time and effort, and  this is the last thing you want to do on your wedding day. Please spend more time enjoying your wedding day and less time stressing about the decor.

Wedding Planner

The Proper Setting
Kerri Catino-Nason is a detail-oriented, hard-working and the most dedicated Outer Banks wedding planner I know. She has a great experience in what she does, and has little nick-knacks handy when you need them. Need a mini brush and a dust pan to quickly clean up a mess? – Kerry will have it. She takes a really good care of the team working on a wedding. She provides water for everyone on the team, not just her own staff. That’s big, especially when it is hot outside.



Dawn’s Kitchen

Dawn Holcomb is an amazing chef and a person with a great heart.  Her sandwiches are to die for.Bells and whistles at the flower field Outer banks

Hair and Make up

Hot Heads Salon

Sofia Decker is super sweet, funny and has a great open personality. She makes you feel very comfortable in hr chair.  Her skills are simply amazing. She knows exactly how many pins to put in your hair for you not to be overwhelmed and get tired of your hair quickly. She also knows the best kind of hairspray to hold it altogether and it still look very natural  and flow-y.


OBX Trolley

Great solution for when you need transportation for the entire  wedding party. Riding Stella is so much fun. Have you seen  this beautiful trolley with carved wooden sits yet? Go check it out, it is a beauty.

Equipment rentals

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Dawn's Kitchen cateringOAR  provide everything from linens, charges, plates and glassware to furniture, dance floor and tent rentals. It’s kind of a must have for your wedding. Chad and Samantha is a pleasure to work with. They are very helpful and have plenty of options and colors available. They will sit down with you and walk you through the process, so all you really need to do is pick your favorites.

Marriage Officiant   

Rev. Barbara Mulford

Barbara is very sweet and personable. She officiates both traditional and non-traditional weddings in a very sentimental way. I shed a tear every time she holds a ceremony. I know, I know I am a crier. But those are happy tears.


When Doves Fly

They  provide doves for your dove release at the end of your ceremony.  Jeanne Brook is very pleasant to work with. She is prompt in her email and phone communication and very helpful when it comes to handling the doves. There are a few  options available when it comes to releasing the doves. You can   release doves by opening a basket, cage, or hold those perfectly trained doves. And, in case you were wondering, No,  they don’t bite. What a great way to make a statement!



Just Desserts.Sofia Decker Hot heads hair salon

Their  cakes are so tasty and beautiful. It’s not enough anymore to just have a pretty cake. Your cake needs to be tasty as well. Just Desserts  have years of experience to combine the two.


A Major Harmony

Jessie Taylor is very sweet and talented. She brings a microphone for her music to be heard if the ceremony is inside or outside.  Who would not want to have live music at their wedding, would you?


108 Budleigh

108 Budleigh is a charming and elegant venue in the heart of Manteo. If you are looking for the romantic  high end look and feel, this is the perfect spot. The venue is surrounded by picturesque  Manteo waterfront. I believe, it is a combination of both worlds. Having a  small town  Victorian charm  on the shores of the Outer Banks.


Event Home

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion house  in Corolla NC  rented via108 Budleigh Ocean atlantic rentals table setting Twiddy  is an amazing  event home that can accommodate your guests as well as host your wedding. It offers extensive courtyard and backyard, pool and a guest house, where the bride can get ready  in private or have  bridesmaids getting ready with her.  In case of rain, the pool area can be covered with a tent. Otherwise, there is plenty of space to move the party inside into an open event room. I don’t want to even start talking about the beautiful staircase and exquisite chandelier inside the house.


The Sanderling resort and Spa

The Sanderling resort and Spa is not only a wonderful place for your vacation, it is an amazing wedding venue. The Sandeling offers a covered event venue on the  sound and has an open  ocean view deck, which would be  perfect for your rehearsal dinner or your ceremony.


Crystal Blue Productions

Crystal is an amazing videographer, who is also super funny and working with her is a breeze.


About Me:

Katya Melvin PhotographerThank you for reading this article. I am sure while getting ready for your wedding, you go through so many details to consider. I am a photographer on the Outer Banks, NC and have seen firsthand  what works and what does not work. Please let me know what questions   you have  about having your wedding on the Outer Banks, and type it in the comment line below. I will be happy to respond or even write another blog post on that topic. You can find links to the above mentioned vendors here. In the meantime, if you are planning to have your wedding outside, I have 5 great tips to consider. My goal is to make your wedding planning easy and help out as much as I can sharing my knowledge and experience of working in the wedding industry.

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